I thought the allergy blood test that gives the IgE results was a test of WHAT you are allergic to…i.e. a running list of those things you are allergic to. My very soon to be former allergist(!) says that the test is designed to show what allergens someone is currently reacting to and how badly they are reacting. Is she right? So, conceivably your IgE numbers would change as you come in and out of contact with an allergen – correct? Also, if she is correct, and my IgE shows that I am reacting to many allergens, how would an allergist know which allergen is causing the current allergic reactions?
I have asked this before, but I'm not sure if I was clear. The allergist said that someone can be allergic to something and NEVER have a reaction to it. But if that person comes in contact with something, (i.e. a chemical), that chemical can 'trigger' your body to now always having an allergic reaction (i.e. the typical itchy/watery eyes, stinging tongue and throat, warm hands, etc., etc.) when coming into contact with your allergens. Has anyone been told that by their allergists? Is she right? It sounds dubious to me, but then I am not a doctor.
As always, thank you so much for your continuing support, concern and help! Very, very much appreciated.